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[California] Injunction, Civil Penalty For Illicit Cigarette Sales On Indian Land Upheld ($$)

A California court correctly imposed a $765,000 civil penalty against a man for illegal cigarette sales at two smoke shops on Indian land because neither federal law nor tribal sovereignty preempts the state’s regulation and enforcement of its laws regard
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 19, 2017 21:33
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[Florida] Fla. Firms To Pay $9.1M For Engle Ethics Disaster ($$)

federal judges “reluctantly but with the conviction that it is the right thing to do” imposed $9.1 million in sanctions on The Wilner Firm and Farah & Farah following an investigation that found they filed and maintained at least 1,250 baseless Engle prog
Law360
added Oct 19, 2017 21:00
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[Florida] Farah & Farah, Wilner Firm sanctioned $9.1 million for unprofessional conduct in federal court ($$)

Court officials would eventually discover that 588 of the plaintiffs had died before the action was filed in 2008...numerous other plaintiffs that should not have been included in the case, including some people who had never smoked cigarettes
The Business Journals
added Oct 19, 2017 19:03
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[California, North Carolina] Newport, Natural American Spirit continue to gain U.S. cigarette-market share

Bonnie Herzog, an analyst with Wells Fargo Securities, said Tuesday that the recent 10-cent per pack list price increase by Reynolds and Philip Morris USA is easing the impact of California’s $2 a pack increase in its tobacco excise tax. The list price
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 19, 2017 18:58
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[Minnesota] WALDOCK: St. Cloud should raise tobacco age to 21

industry has never stopped trying to find new customers, spending millions of dollars every year in Minnesota...I strongly support this ordinance for the health of our youth and community. Blue Cross’s mission is to make a healthy difference in people’s l
St. Cloud (MN) Times
added Oct 19, 2017 18:57
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[Illinois] Smoking ban vexes Decatur public housing residents

Residents who live at Decatur Housing Authority properties will soon be barred from smoking there as part of a nationwide smoking ban for federally subsidized public housing, and local officials are bracing for blowback. While the ban will take effect n
Decatur (IL) Herald & Review
added Oct 19, 2017 18:57
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[Hawaii] Smoking in cars with kids is now illegal on Oahu

Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed the bill into law Tuesday at a news conference, surrounded by supporters of the bill. The bill bans smoking traditional and electronic cigarettes in a car if a person under the age of 18 is a passenger.
WTXL ABC 27 (Midway, FL)
added Oct 19, 2017 18:57
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Smoking, chewing tobacco and using e-cigarettes now banned in all Iowa City parks

On Tuesday the Iowa City Council voted 6 to 1 in its final reading of an ordinance amendment that finalized the ban. Mayor Jim Throgmorton voted against all three readings of the ordinance change. "I don't think this is a public health issue. I look at
Iowa City (IA) Press-Citizen
added Oct 19, 2017 18:52
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[Oklahoma] Tobacco companies ordered to tell the truth about smoking

Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) states that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Phillip Morris USA, Lorillard and Altria have now been ordered to publish“corrective statement”...According to a study by the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center (OTRC), public su
Tulsa (OK) Beacon
added Oct 19, 2017 18:50
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[Kentucky] New smoke-free coalition pushing for $1 increase in cigarette tax

Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson on Wednesday stressed the importance of smoke-free legislation in Kentucky at the launch of Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow. Smoke-Free Tomorrow is a coalition focused on improving Kentuckians’ health
The Lane Report
added Oct 19, 2017 18:47
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